Timeless Interventions 1
“A poet is someone who uses an image to express a universal message.”
Timeless Interventions by Andrei Farcasanu, a Romanian artist living and working in Barcelona, is a liminal series of photographic installations, which incite an interruption in consciousness and a whispered memory of the future. Imperishable in context and material in form, this series of lith printed analogue photographs, surfaces from the depths of the ethereal. With images small enough to be held in the intimate space of a hand, a quiet universe where a story unfolds, these works are vastly small, and conjure precious manifestations of the sublime. Here is a constructed iconography, with complex and archetypal elements of our natural world, performing as an immutable testament to the underlying sensibilities infused within it. Each mini-sequence emerges as a collection of phrases, reordered and disseminated in a parlance between the artist, chance, and a cognizant intervention of movement and tethering, which buoys in and out of our perception. Our minds are mesmerized as in the contemplation of a dervish, whirling from one image to another, achieving a series of narrations, which are random, and yet, ordered in collective union. As poetry witnesses the necessity of perusal, so too, these sequences are a siren for intimate contemplation and reflection. A cloud in its uniqueness relates to us a permanence of all its aspects, its tints and shapes an illustrious composition of our state of change. These images are the weather pattern of our emotions, evaporating and returning to us, as rainfall in an eternal cycling of resources. A boat floats in an invisible lake of whiteness, which we see only because the empty space embraces it with our own participation, our imagination, which Farcasanu activates through a minimum of elements, delicately defining possibilities, while allowing an open entry into a private world of his creative mind. These compositions have a grandiosity of scale, both literally and figuratively, expressing feelings we have yet to give names to; they are private meditations on our existence and bring a human quality of closeness within the realm of public space.